[Ads-l] un-PC name?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 15 22:25:36 EDT 2017


It's not a word I (who am "white") would use in that sense. From a Black
person I wouldn't, *couldn't* take exception to it. Hearing it from a white
person, I'd be suspicious. If it catches on again in general use, of course
that will change.

Mark

On Mar 15, 2017 2:54 PM, "Dan Goncharoff" wrote:

Apparently it's making a comeback:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2016/
07/27/donna-brazile-and-her-colored-girls-crew-to-pen-an-ins
pirational-book-about-politics-and-friendship/

Growing up in NYC, I remember "for colored girls who considered suicide
when the rainbow is enuf", or something like that, from the 70s. I think
they finally made a movie of it a few years ago, another modern use?


>>>>>
*for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf* is
Ntozake Shange's first work and most acclaimed theater piece.

...

The film, which was retitled *For Colored Girls*, was released on November
5, 2010 and was written, directed and produced by [Tyler] Perry.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Colored_Girls_Who_Have_Co
nsidered_Suicide_/_When_the_Rainbow_Is_Enuf)
<<<<<

Mark, feeling infonexus-y


On Mar 15, 2017 2:42 PM, "James A. Landau" wrote:

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/Vashti-Dubois-
Germantown-home-museum-for-colored-girls.html
- <http://www.philly.com/philly/living/Vashti-Dubois-> had an article on
the "Colored Girls Museum" which opened about 2 years in
Philadelphia.

I had thought "colored" was politically incorrect, except for legacy usages
such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP).  Correct?

- Jim Landau (a little confused)

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